FlyPelican takes off from Newcastle to Sunshine Coast
Newcastle to Sunshine Coast
FlyPelican launched Newcastle to Sunshine Coast on 4 January.
Operating three-weekly using 19-seat Jetstream 31s, the 697-kilometre service will run until the end of March, the end of southern hemisphere’s summer season.
Alongside this new route, Sunny Coast has in the current southern summer introduced Qantas to Canberra and Alliance Airlines to both Canberra and Cairns.
Sunshine Coast Airport’s CEO, Andrew Brodie, said: “Locals are craving new experiences and destinations, and this Fly Pelican service provides a link not just to the vibrant city of Newcastle, but to Port Stephens’ stunning coastline and the Hunter Valley’s renowned food and wine.”
“It also opens up a significant new visitor market for local Sunshine Coast tourism operators, in what has been a very challenging environment over the last 10 months.”